Description: Spoleto Ribbon Skirt
Upon seeing Julie Starr's "Ribbon Skirt" on the PR website this spring, I contacted her about writing a tutorial for my blog.
Julie's rendition is inspired by the J McLaughlin ribbon skirts that we have both admired.
Size and Fabric: My skirt is a size 10 and used around 25 yards of ribbon. I used a poly/cotton blend from my stash for the under layer.
Instructions: Begin with a straight skirt pattern of your choice. Using grosgrain ribbon in the colors of your choice, the shingles are sewn onto a straight skirt bodice (front and back separately) from the bottom up.
Careful measuring while sewing the ribbons is the key to success. Afterwards the skirt is simple to complete.
Do I recommend? Will I sew it again?
This skirt was so much fun to plan and sew! I'd like to make it again for autumn in earth tones.
Conclusion: The skirt does not wrinkle after sitting which was a delightful surprise! Julie Starr's tutorial on assembling this cute skirt was thorough and well written. What a delightful project!